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Guido John Coli

Chemical company executive

Guido John Coli, American chemical company executive. Registered professional engineer, New York, Virginia.


Coli, Guido John was born on September 12, 1921 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Guido and Rena (Pacini) Coli.


Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1941. Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1949.


Assistant engineer Virginia Health Department bureau industrial hygiene, 1941. Associate chemist Naval Research Laboratory, 1942-1943. Instructor chemical engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1947-1948.

Chemical engineer Mobil Oil Corporation, Paulsboro, New Jersey, 1949-1950. With Allied Chemical Corporation, New York City, 1950-1972, group vice president corporation, 1968-1972, director, 1970-1972. President American Enka Company, Enka, North Carolina, 1979-1982.

Director Akzo American Inc., 1979-1986, president, chief executive officer, 1982-1986. Chairman, chief executive officer Armira, Inc., Asheville, North Carolina, since 1986. President, Chief Executive Officer Sisters of Mercy Services Corporation, since 1999.


  • Registered professional engineer, New York, Virginia.


Member Governor Virginia Commission to Establish Urban University in Richmond Area, 1966-1967. Member advisory council College of Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute Chemists.

Member American Chemical Society (chairman Virginia 1957), American Institute Chemical Engineers, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi. Clubs: University (New York City). Country of Asheville.


Married Vonda L. Coli. Children: Pamela, Patricia, Deborah, Rebecca Smith.